Sunday, 27 June 2010

A Sleepy Birthday

Noah started celebrating his 9th birthday early, by staying awake until after midnight. If it was any other kid, you would think he was too excited for his birthday and couldn't sleep, but unfortunately it's just Noah's sleep pattern, and he LOVES to stay awake half the night, which means that he then sleeps for most of the day. This is what I saw when I went to bed the night (or morning of!) before his birthday.

I went to sleep about 12.30 am and he was still wide awake!

In the morning Kobe and I got up early and waited for everyone else, including Noah to wake up. Kobe spotted the presents that had been wrapped the night before and of course thought he should start opening them up!! There were lots of tears when he was told they weren't for him and he had to wait until Noah woke up to help open them.

Noah slept the morning away, even when Nanna and Pa (Aaron's parents) came to visit. Mum and Dad then came in and we all went to see Toy Story 3 at the movies. The movie was awesome but Noah slept through 3/4s of it, which we knew he probably would. It was still nice to go and do something fun together as a family on his birthday, especially as it was also Dad's birthday who gets forgotten a lot, especially as it's Noah's birthday.

We waited until Noah woke up to open his presents. Finally about 5 pm he woke up and we got to open presents with him.

About half way through he started yawning again! I guess that's what happens when you stay up till after midnight!

By the time we got the candles on his number 9 cake lit, and sung 'Happy Birthday' to him and Dad, he was fast asleep again!!!

We did a 'take 2' of singing 'Happy birthday' to him after tea when he was awake more.

Jalen cracked me up as he started to say 'Happy birthday to Kobe' and it came out as 'happy birthday to Koah' as he realised what he was saying!

Of course Noah was then wide awake until after midnight again, so we had a nice night chilling out on the couch together watching a DVD :)

Now it's midday and he's still asleep and no doubt will wake up about 5 pm again! Little monkey!


  1. CUTE PICTURES! I love your little monkey. :) I can't get over how much he reminds me of BEN! Thanks for letting me live vicariously through you. :) Happy birthday Noah!!!

  2. Happy Birthday cute little Noah.. I hope you had a fantastic day with lots of kisses, cuddles and love xxx
    P.S. i like your new couches!

  3. Wow,
    He sure looks excited!!
    ]Love Mum.

  4. what a party animal!!!!
    he is a smart kid...sleeping all day and then staying up late at night to hang out with you and aaron on his own :)

    COOL NEW COUCH!!!!!!!!!

  5. beautiful Birthday pictures! Can't believe Noah is 9.
    I remember the first time i met him at Declan and Justine's, he was soooo little.
    (i think that was noah)
    laughing at the yawning pic...

  6. hehe!! I guess its not that much fun when you can't EAT the cake! ;)

  7. Oh so sweet! He reminds me so much of my little Caleb and Becky's Ben. Thank you for sharing him with us!
    And, I must say, I LOVED the birthday song with your great Australian accents! I listened to it twice just for fun :)


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